Category: revolution from above

by Gordon M. Hahn A recent media report indicated that Foggy Bottom is considering removing support for democracy-promotion from the U.S. State Department’s mission statement. According to the article: “The existing mission statement reads: ‘The Department’s mission is to shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and foster conditions for stability and […]

See Dr. Hahn’s 16 April 2017 Sott Radio interview at “Today on the Truth Perspective, we interview Dr. Hahn about his work on Russia’s Islamic threat, as well as his research on regime change and revolution. We’ll also discuss ideas from his first book, Russia’s Revolution from Above: Reform, Transition, and Revolution in the […]

by Gordon M. Hahn Culture – ideas, beliefs, attitudes and values – matter in politics. Political and strategic cultures influence governments’ choices of domestic systems and foreign policies. Realists must analyze Russian foreign policy and the current clash of interests between Moscow and the West, in particular the United States, through the prism of Russian […]

by Gordon M. Hahn {See Parts 1-2 at} The Obama Administration and Erdogan’s Turkey U.S.-Turkish relations in the Obama and Erdogan eras got off to a good start. The two were characterized to be on “friendly” terms. Again, this was likely a function of, or at least facilitated by Obama’s sympathy for moderate Islamic elements. […]

by Gordon M. Hahn Two years after the Maidan ‘revolution of dignity’ it is now clear that the Western-backed overthrow of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was not a revolution and that it was in vain—however one wishes to characterize it. True, as a mass demonstration movement, it could be categorized as a nascent revolution. The […]